Maguire Products Inc. has rolled out new blender control software and a new dryer.
The new Low Pressure Dryer has five times the maximum capacity of the next-largest LPD unit, providing a big cost savings, according to the company in Aston, Pa. The LPD-1000 resin dryer accommodates throughputs of up to 1,000 pounds an hour.
“Because of its simpler design, smaller batch size and shorter drying cycle, the LPD can be scaled up without the substantial increases in size and weight required for a desiccant dryer,” said B. Patrick Smith, vice president of sales and marketing.
The company said simplicity and accuracy are the benefits of LineMaster software, which makes advanced yield control available without the need for large, costly hardware systems such as loss-in-weight blenders.
Maguire's Gravimetric Gateway, or G2 software, integrates blenders in a computer numerically controlled network. The integrated system makes it possible for the blender controller to adjust two critical process parameters simultaneously.
Coextruded Film Technologies (Pty.) Ltd., a company that makes polyolefin packaging and industrial films in Sandton, South Africa, has purchased LineMaster for use with its Maguire blenders.
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